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YWCA Alaska/BP Women of Achievement Awards & Purse Auction

The Women of Achievement Awards and Purse Auction is an annual evening soiree that honors ten Alaskan women who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and excellence in their professional and personal endeavors as well as their contributions to the larger community.  In conjunction with the Women of Achievement Awards ceremony, the YWCA holds a Purse Auction to raise support for its programs that work to empower women and eliminate racism. The annual awards ceremony and auction is held at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Discovery Theater. The silent auction before the Women of Achievement Awards program is a fun event with hundreds of new and used handbags including a selection of designer purses. All proceeds from the auction go to benefit the programs of YWCA Alaska.


Women of Achievement Sponsorships – Form Below

If you would like to sponsor our Women of Achievement event. Below is a chart of our sponsorship levels and a form you can fill out to sponsor directly through our website. If you have any questions please contact, Darlena Fritzler or Emily Cohn at 644.9600 or email at

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Women of Achievement Sponsorship Form

Sponsors receive 8 tickets per sponsorship. Please remember to ask each of your 8 ticket holders to complete the Gold Pre-Registration Form. Guests who complete the Gold Form in its entirety will be admitted to the event through the Women of Achievement EXPRESS LINE.
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2014 WOA Awardee Postcard


2015 Nominations are now Open, the forms are posted below.

The Nomination Form is available in both Word and PDF formats.

Word: WOA 2015 Nomination Form

PDF: WOA 2015 Nomination Form


2014/2015 Sponsorship Forms

Sponsorship Forms are posted below.

If you would like to inquire about sponsoring the 2015 YWCA Alaska / BP Women of Achievement Awards please contact Emily Cohn at 907.644.9600 or email at

Word: WOA 2014 Sponsor Options Form

PDF: WOA 2014 Sponsor Options Form

Gold Pre-Registration Forms

If you would like to Pre-Register for check-in, once you have purchased your ticket or sponsorship, for the 2014 Women of Achievement Awards please fill out the Gold Pre-Registration Form below. It will allow you to skip the long lines at the event and just grab your program, bid number and go right into the event. Please fill out a form below and send it in to the contact on the form.

Word: WOA 2014 Gold Form

PDF: WOA 2014 Gold Form


2014 Women of Achievers

2014 ADN WOA Belinda V. Breaux

2014 ADN WOA Karen Cowart

2014 ADN WOA Diane DiSanto

2014 ADN WOA Elvi Gray-Jackson

2014 ADN WOA Aurora Johnson

2014 ADN WOA Natasa Masanovic

2014 ADN WOA US Senator Lisa Murkowski

2014 ADN WOA Phyllis Marie Rhodes

2014 ADN WOA Gail R. Schubert

2014 ADN WOA Kate Swalling Slyker

2014 ADN WOA.Arliss Sturgulewski Awardee Ruth Sheridan


Women of Achievement Awardees 2014



A complete list of the Women of Achievement Awardees for the last 25 years: WOA History of Winners

For a look at the 2012 Women of Achievement Awards YWCA Flash Mob: CLICK HERE


2014 Women of Achievement Sponsors

Signature Sponsor – bp_logo1

Induction Ceremony Sponsor -

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Diamond Sponsors -

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Platinum Sponsors -


Gold Sponsors -

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Beacon media

2013.CIRI BW logo

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Peak logo

Rasmuson logo


Silver Sponsors -

  • Allison and Joseph Fong
  • Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
  • Anchorage Sand and Gravel
  • Bering Straits Native Corporation
  • Birch, Horton Bittner & Cherot
  • Breaux Leadership Solutions
  • Bristol Bay Native Corporation
  • ChemTrack Alaska
  • Chugach Alaska Corporation
  • ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
  • Cook Inlet Housing Authority
  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council
  • Covenant House
  • Credit Union 1
  • Doyon Limited
  • Enstar Natural Gas Company
  • Fairweather LLC
  • Guess & Rudd P.C.
  • Hawk Consultants
  • Heather Flynn
  • Identity
  • KTUU-Channel 2
  • Lynden
  • NANA Development Corporation
  • Northrim Bank
  • Parker Smith Feek
  • Penco Properties
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Price Gregory International, Inc.
  • Providence Health & Services Alaska
  • R & M Consultants
  • Sealaska Corporation
  • Shell
  • Southcentral Foundation
  • Spawn Ideas, Inc.
  • Swalling and Associates PC
  • Teamsters Local 959
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Veronica Reem
  • Wells Fargo Bank Alaska

VIP Sponsors -

  • Betsy Baker
  • Edith Bailey
  • Kirsten Ball
  • Barbara Baugh
  • Betsy Haines
  • Karen Hunt
  • Diane Johnson Agency, Inc. – Allstate
  • Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP
  • Law Offices of Natasha Norris
  • NeighborWorks Anchorage
  • Solstice Alaska Consulting
  • Tam Agosti-Gisler
  • Veronica Reem